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Co-producing social inclusion: the structure/agency conundrum

Clifton, Andrew, Repper, J., Banks, D. and Remnant, J. (2013) Co-producing social inclusion: the structure/agency conundrum. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 20 (6). pp. 514-524. ISSN 1351-0126

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There is a raft of policy guidelines indicating that mental health nurses should be increasing the social inclusion of mental health service users. Despite this there is no universally accepted definition of social inclusion and there is a dearth of empirical evidence on the successful outcome of increasing inclusion for mental health service users. Recognizing the lack of clarity surrounding the concept we have a produced a social inclusion framework to assist mental health professionals and service users to co-produce social inclusive outcomes. Although we agree that social inclusion can be a positive aspect of recovery, we question the extent to which mental health nurses and service users in co-production can overcome the social, economic and political structures that have created the social exclusion in the first place. An understanding and appreciation of the structure/agency conundrum is required if mental health nurses are to engage with service users in an attempt to co-produce socially inclusive outcomes

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2013 12:23
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 23:09


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